Nina's Coffee Cafe

Twin Cities, Minnesota

3.9 / 1 vote

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Coffee shop with vegan baked goods and loose leaf teas

Restaurant, Coffee/Tea/Juice

Nina's is located in the historic Blair Arcade, a late-19th century building in the Cathedral Hill neighborhood of St. Paul.

It carries loose-leaf teas as well as vegan baked goods (normally cakes and scones). It also offers some simple vegan sandwiches.

Added by conde.kedar on Jun 1 11 (last updated Jun 1 11)

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I love Nina's. For one thing, I just can't imagine Cathedral Hill without a centrally-located coffee shop (similarly, I can't imagine Cathedral Hill without WA Frost across the street).

As such, the location is prime and crucial. The space inside is lovely (it feels old and cozy, as anything should in a 19th-century building).

It's great that they offer a wide variety of loose-leaf teas; I'm particularly fond of their monk's blend, as well as their green with ginger.

As of March 2011, Nina's started offering vegan baked goods, made by an outside vendor (Venus Foods). I've tried their apple cake and their chocolate cake and they're both delicious: moist, fluffy and just perfect with a cup of tea.

My only gripe (and it's a big one) is that they rarely keep the cake in stock. It sells out almost immediately and it takes them days to re-stock, which is a real shame.

Also, Nina's could improve by offering some hot vegan sandwiches (how about something with mock duck or tofu?).

Other than that, this is still a great place and St. Paul wouldn't be the same without it.

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Neighborhood

Cathedral Hill

Non-Smoking

Prices

$ - inexpensive

Payment

  • American Express MasterCard Visa

Cuisines

  • American

Features

  • Live Music
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Wi-Fi

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Hours

6:30am - 10pm

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